Oman’s New Hockey Stadium project completed ahead of FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024
Muscat: Oman’s New Hockey Stadium project in al Amerat completed ahead of the Paris 2024 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, which will be held from 15 to 21 January 2024, with the participation of 8 International teams will compete for 2024 Olympics.
The new stadium will also witness the competitions of the Futsal Hockey World Cup “Oman 2024”, which the Sultanate of Oman will host during the period from January 24 to 31. The complex includes two stadiums designed according to international specifications and standards, as well as other training fields and other facilities, such as offices, changing rooms, first aid, referees, observers, security agencies, VIPs, as well as the main stage, the fans’ stands, as well as the television broadcast platform, and other aspects that must be taken into account in establishing this complex.
The spectator stands can accommodate more than 5,000 seats during the tournament period, and they can be removed and used in other stadiums.
The integrated complex was built according to the latest standards and designs approved by the International Hockey Federation, as well as according to the cumulative experience present in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, and according to financial capabilities.
His Excellency Basil bin Ahmed Al-Rawas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth for Sports and Youth, said: This new project will serve Omani hockey competitions and tournaments, and it is expected that its services will extend to include hockey at the regional and international levels.
The company implementing the “Hockey Oman” project was able to deliver the project to us 5 months after The beginning of its construction, and the closest event that the stadium will host is the qualifiers for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
It will also host the most prominent and important event at the level of the game, which is the World Cup for Futsal Hockey this January. His Excellency added: The presence of such infrastructure in the game is a major reason for developing the game of hockey and improving its technical materials.
The Sultanate of Oman is one of the leading countries in the game of hockey at the level of Asian countries, and this building constitutes a new addition to the development projects in Omani sports and will also constitute an attraction point for attracting Continental and international championships during the next stage, in addition to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth in the process of planning and preparing to implement the royal directives to establish an international sports city to host high-level and important sporting events, through which we will achieve sporting, tourism and economic goals.
Dr. Marwan bin Juma Al Juma, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oman Hockey Federation, confirmed that the “Oman Hockey” project is a major qualitative shift in the history of Omani sports in general and the game of hockey in particular.
This project will work to create a major shift in the work of the Omani Hockey Federation through Developing local competitions and national teams, explaining that the project will pay attention to youth and age levels by establishing a special academy through which a generation of glorious talents can be created.
He added: There are many goals that we seek through these international hosts (qualifying qualifiers for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris 2024, and the World Cup for Futsals Hockey “Oman 2024”), and among these goals is the tourism, economic, cultural and sports promotion of the Sultanate of Oman through the presence of… The strongest teams in the world in the game and also in implementation of the sports tourism axis within Oman Vision 2040.
These hosts also contribute to spreading the game locally, as well as the technical, administrative and organizational benefit that the Omani Hockey Federation will gain, as well as national team players, technical staff and other parties.
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